acc560 week 2 discussion 1

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Discuss the types of industries that are most likely to use a job order cost system and explain  why each is likely to use this method. A job order cost system is most likely used in industries that produce customized, heterogeneous as well  as non-transferable products, or render professional services.  In other words, the product manufactured  or the service rendered is tailored to the customer or client’s special requests, needs or situation.  Examples of industries that would typically use a job order cost system include printing, furniture  manufacturing, shipbuilding, aircraft manufacturing, equipment manufacturing, and custom home building.  Each product produced is considered a job.  Service provided can be also considered a job.  So, a job  order cost system is used extensively in service industries, such as law firms, accounting firms, hospitals 
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